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Security a Poet can ask for, to be shelter'd
under that Great Name vhich presides over
One of the most Famous Universities of Ex-
rope. To do publick Benefits, is indeed an
Honour Natural and Hereditary to Your
Grace's illustrious Family; 'tis to that
Noble Stock we owe our Edward the Sixth;
a Prince of the greatest Hopes which that or
any other Age ever produc'd : A Prince,
whose uncommon Proficiency in Learn-
ing made him the Wonder of his own
Time; whose Care for his People will die
stinguish him among the best of our Kings,
and whose Piety and Zeal for the true Re-
ligion, will preserve his Name Dear and Sa-
cred to our Church for ever. But if ve
look back so high as the Reformation, 'twill.
be impossible not to remember the Share
Your Grace's Noble Ancestor had in that
good Work : He was the Defence and Or-
nament of ic in his Life, and the Martyr of
it in his Dearh. Since it is most certain,
that those wicked and ambitious Men, who
design'd the Subversion of Church and State,
and of whom the Chief dy'd a profest Pa,
pift, could not propose to have brought
about those fatal Designs, 'till they had first
remov'd the Duke of Somerset.

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I need not tell the World how well Your Grace has follow'd the Examples of How nour and Virtue in your own Family. The Establish'd Church, the Crown and Your Country, have receiv'd many Eminent Te. stimonies of Your unalterable Zeal for their Service, and unshaken Refolution in their Defence. There was a Time, somewhat above twenty Years ago, when the pernicious Councils of some Men put the Crown upon taking such Measures as might have been fatal in the last Degree to both Our Religious and Civil Liberties; when they had the Hardiness not only to avow a Religion equally destructive to the Church and State, but did even presume to bring in a publick Minister from the Bishop of Rome, as it were in Defiance of Our Constitution, and in Triumph over Our Laws : It was then, I say, that they thought it highly necessary to their Purpose, that a Man of the first Quality and Figure in England, should countenance so bold and unexampled an Undertaking. They pitch'd upon one, 'tis true, whose known Love of his Country Inight in a good measure have taken off the Odiousness of that Action,

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and even allay'd the Apprehensions of Danger, which on such an Occasion Peos ple naturally had. It must be own'd, that they had thought prudently for themselves; but they were highly inistaken in the Man they had chosen, and found him to be above all Temptation; such a one, whom neither the Respect he bore to the Person of the Prince, (which was very great ) nor the Menaces of an insolent' Faction, could prevail upon, for any Regards, to do Vio sence to his Country, or engage in any thing which might be an Offence to his Honour and Conscience.

It is with Pleasure, my Lord, that we compare the croublesome Condition of those paft Times, with the Security of these present. And I cannot but Congratulate Your Grace upon the Prosperity and Success of Her Majesty's Counsels, in the great Juncture of Affairs which now draws the Eyes and Expectations of all Europe. Neyer, certainly, was there a fairer Prospect of Happiness than that which now rises to our View. There appears to be a general Dilposition for Unanimity and good Agreement at Home, as for Peace Abroad. These

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T seems to be a kind of Respect due to the Memory of Excellent Men, especially of those whom their Wit and Learning have made

Famous, to deliver some Account of themselves, as well as their Works, to Posterity. For this Reason, how fond do we fee some People of discovering any little Personal Story of the great Men of Antiquity, their Families, the common Accidents of their Lives, and even their Shape, Make and Features have Vol. I.

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